The average wait time for Bariatric surgery in Canada is 5 years. That's 5 years after going through the qualifying procedure to determine if someone is a valid candidate, which may take an additional 3-9 months.
Once approved for surgery, Wait times vary by jurisdiction (example: 7-10 years in Alberta, 2-3 years in Saskatchewan).
There are no wait lists in Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, NWT, Yukon or Nunavit because there are currently no qualified Bariatric surgeons available in these areas.
Tap the button below to see an excellent video prepared by Obesity Canada concerning Bariatric surgery availability / access in Canada: